By Jason DeRusha

People are mad, these days. Sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for … questionable reasons.

Either way, this seems to be a time of increased activism – either in real life (Occupy Wall Street, Occupy MN, etc.) or in virtual life (with the massive number of online petitions).

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Tonight in Good Question, we’re going to explore whether these activist efforts work.

My short list:

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Protest movements: Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, anti-Vietnam War, Civil Rights.

Petition efforts: today it’s the anti-early Black Friday sales by Target, maybe it’s saving a favorite TV show like Jericho, Arrested Development or Chuck.

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What do you think? What does it take to make a protest work? What about a petition? Or are these efforts just a waste of time and energy? Share your comments, I’ll use them in Good Question tonight at 10.

Jason DeRusha